Excerpt: Serious amatuer photographers on a budget will love this lens. Great photos are captured with its f/1.8 aperature. Great for cropped-sensor cameras, it takes stunning portraits, and its fixed focal length is a winner for those days when you need to carry light for your street photography outings. It boasts a super smooth (and quiet) autofocus. While it doesn't affect the performance of this lens whatsoever, it doesn't come with a lens hood.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fixed Focal Length, Great portraits, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Quiet Smooth Autofocus
Excerpt: Good lens for the price and produces good images. I use it mainly for doing portraits of my family. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the fact that the focus ring is not easy to find or use.
Summary: love it love the price love almost everything if it had a little more build quality ..such as metal mounting plate to the camera body it wouldn't seem so gimicky that said its a great lens at a great price and im very happy with it the focus motor seems a little noisey but most times i have it in manual hope this helps you make your mind up
Summary: Love the lens and love the quality of the pictures. I am no way a professional so I won't get into specifics other than I have gotten better pictures with this lens than with the stock on my Sony a65. I would give it a 4.5 if I could and I almost want to go for the 5 because my only complaint may very well be my mistake.